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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,969 2,832 21.5 20.6-22.4 5,102 35.9 34.8-36.9 1,291 9.5 8.9-10.1 1,058 7.2 6.7- 7.7 3,686 26.1 25.2-27.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 380 63 15.2 11.7-19.6 140 36.8 31.3-42.6 36 8.2 5.8-11.6 29 9.5 6.3-14.0 112 30.3 25.0-36.1
Buncombe 344 84 24.1 19.3-29.6 107 31.6 26.3-37.4 40 11.1 7.9-15.3 30 8.3 5.7-12.0 83 24.9 20.1-30.4
Cabarrus 403 86 21.4 17.4-26.2 143 35.8 30.7-41.3 41 10.6 7.6-14.5 33 7.3 5.0-10.5 100 24.9 20.4-29.9
Catawba 345 55 17.0 12.9-22.1 135 37.1 31.6-43.1 34 9.7 6.8-13.7 28 8.6 5.8-12.8 93 27.5 22.4-33.3
Cumberland 413 100 26.6 21.9-32.0 158 36.4 31.4-41.7 51 13.4 9.8-18.1 26 5.9 3.8- 9.0 78 17.7 13.9-22.1
Davidson 350 54 15.7 11.8-20.5 127 36.8 30.9-43.1 18 4.6 2.8- 7.5 24 6.8 4.4-10.3 127 36.1 30.1-42.6
Durham 386 94 26.8 21.8-32.5 148 37.8 32.3-43.6 34 8.8 6.1-12.5 24 6.2 3.8-10.0 86 20.4 16.4-25.2
Forsyth 418 75 19.7 15.5-24.7 131 31.1 26.4-36.3 34 7.3 5.1-10.4 35 8.1 5.7-11.5 143 33.7 28.8-39.0
Gaston 355 65 19.1 14.8-24.2 131 37.4 31.8-43.3 38 10.9 7.7-15.1 20 4.9 3.0- 7.8 101 27.8 22.9-33.3
Guilford 395 71 17.2 13.3-21.8 148 36.5 31.1-42.2 47 13.7 10.1-18.2 25 5.7 3.7- 8.8 104 27.0 22.3-32.2
Iredell 393 86 22.4 18.0-27.4 135 32.8 27.8-38.2 45 9.5 7.0-12.8 26 7.1 4.6-10.7 101 28.3 22.9-34.5
Johnston 448 82 21.3 16.7-26.7 170 40.0 34.4-46.0 30 6.5 4.3- 9.5 34 6.7 4.6- 9.6 132 25.6 21.3-30.5
Mecklenburg 594 147 25.4 21.6-29.6 226 37.4 33.1-41.8 71 12.1 9.4-15.4 47 7.0 5.1- 9.4 103 18.1 14.8-22.1
New Hanover 353 85 25.9 20.8-31.7 127 34.3 29.0-40.1 47 12.0 8.9-16.1 23 6.9 4.0-11.6 71 20.9 16.4-26.2
Onslow 362 87 26.0 21.0-31.8 142 37.4 32.1-43.0 27 7.2 4.8-10.6 32 8.8 6.1-12.7 74 20.6 16.2-25.8
Orange 390 121 30.6 25.6-36.1 135 33.0 27.9-38.5 52 14.5 10.7-19.4 22 5.8 3.6- 9.0 60 16.2 12.2-21.1
Pitt 363 85 24.9 20.1-30.5 138 35.3 30.0-41.0 31 9.3 6.4-13.4 30 8.8 5.9-12.8 79 21.7 17.2-26.9
Randolph 317 48 16.5 12.2-22.1 109 35.5 29.4-42.2 32 10.6 7.4-15.1 28 7.9 5.1-11.9 100 29.4 24.1-35.4
Robeson 353 46 14.5 10.5-19.8 151 41.6 35.7-47.6 27 6.9 4.6-10.2 21 5.9 3.5- 9.8 108 31.1 25.8-36.9
Rowan 413 84 20.4 16.3-25.2 135 32.2 27.1-37.7 36 9.1 6.3-13.1 29 8.0 5.4-11.7 129 30.2 25.4-35.5
Union 412 89 21.3 17.0-26.4 155 40.5 34.9-46.4 46 10.2 7.5-13.9 36 8.6 6.0-12.2 86 19.3 15.4-23.9
Wake 568 146 25.6 21.7-29.9 227 39.0 34.5-43.7 58 10.5 7.9-13.7 33 4.9 3.3- 7.0 104 20.1 16.4-24.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 337 88 28.3 23.1-34.1 113 30.4 25.4-35.9 24 7.2 4.7-11.0 20 7.2 4.1-12.3 92 26.9 21.8-32.6
Northeast Partnership II 443 89 20.9 16.8-25.8 179 40.6 35.5-46.0 32 8.0 5.5-11.5 32 8.5 5.9-12.2 111 21.9 18.0-26.3
Northeast Partnership I 371 73 20.6 16.2-25.7 149 38.8 33.3-44.6 17 5.5 3.3- 9.0 30 7.9 5.3-11.5 102 27.3 22.2-33.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 339 67 20.5 15.9-26.0 121 36.2 30.4-42.5 27 7.5 4.7-11.7 24 7.3 4.7-11.3 100 28.5 23.4-34.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 430 91 21.4 17.2-26.2 171 39.9 34.6-45.5 25 6.7 4.3-10.3 29 6.3 4.2- 9.4 114 25.7 21.2-30.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 383 67 17.6 13.7-22.3 150 38.8 33.6-44.4 29 7.5 5.0-11.1 30 9.2 6.4-13.3 107 26.8 22.0-32.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 368 57 16.0 12.1-20.8 129 33.2 28.1-38.8 38 11.2 8.0-15.3 36 9.6 6.8-13.3 108 30.1 25.0-35.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 415 96 24.8 20.1-30.2 137 34.4 29.0-40.1 39 8.9 6.3-12.4 40 8.7 6.2-12.0 103 23.2 18.9-28.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 499 77 15.0 11.7-19.1 188 36.5 31.8-41.4 41 7.0 4.9- 9.8 46 8.9 6.4-12.3 147 32.6 27.9-37.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 334 32 10.5 7.3-15.0 103 29.2 24.1-34.8 29 10.6 7.3-15.1 32 9.2 6.4-13.1 138 40.5 34.7-46.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 335 59 18.4 13.9-24.0 109 29.6 24.4-35.5 26 11.0 6.1-19.1 33 8.8 6.1-12.5 108 32.2 26.5-38.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 405 64 20.1 15.7-25.4 134 30.5 25.7-35.7 39 8.0 5.7-11.2 39 9.6 6.7-13.7 129 31.7 26.8-37.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 555 119 22.7 18.6-27.4 201 36.1 31.3-41.2 50 8.4 6.1-11.5 32 4.2 2.6- 6.6 153 28.5 24.1-33.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 921 189 21.9 18.8-25.3 361 37.4 33.8-41.0 56 6.9 5.2- 9.1 70 8.7 6.5-11.6 245 25.2 22.1-28.6
No 13,048 2,643 21.4 20.5-22.4 4,741 35.8 34.7-36.8 1,235 9.6 9.0-10.3 988 7.1 6.6- 7.6 3,441 26.1 25.2-27.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,684 976 22.4 20.9-23.9 1,812 37.8 36.1-39.5 378 8.2 7.3- 9.2 344 7.5 6.6- 8.5 1,174 24.1 22.6-25.6
Piedmont 7,768 1,551 20.9 19.8-22.1 2,792 35.8 34.5-37.2 768 10.1 9.3-11.0 589 7.1 6.4- 7.8 2,068 26.1 24.9-27.3
Western NC 1,517 305 21.7 19.1-24.4 498 32.0 29.2-35.0 145 9.6 7.9-11.6 125 6.8 5.5- 8.4 444 29.9 27.1-32.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 879 199 23.1 19.8-26.8 303 35.2 31.3-39.3 88 9.3 7.3-11.8 58 4.8 3.5- 6.5 231 27.6 24.0-31.5
Northwest 2,685 470 18.3 16.5-20.2 896 31.2 29.2-33.4 233 8.4 7.2- 9.7 215 8.1 6.9- 9.4 871 34.0 31.8-36.3
Charlotte 2,095 437 22.5 20.3-24.9 770 36.5 34.0-39.1 222 10.8 9.2-12.6 170 7.6 6.3- 9.1 496 22.6 20.5-24.9
Greensboro 1,797 352 18.2 16.1-20.5 637 34.6 31.9-37.5 199 12.1 10.3-14.3 136 7.5 6.1- 9.1 473 27.5 25.0-30.3
Southern Regional 1,461 285 21.4 18.9-24.1 565 38.1 35.2-41.2 136 9.2 7.5-11.2 102 6.6 5.3- 8.3 373 24.6 22.1-27.4
Coastal 711 153 22.7 19.2-26.6 273 38.0 34.0-42.3 73 9.8 7.5-12.7 51 7.9 5.7-10.7 161 21.6 18.4-25.2
Wake 1,926 411 23.9 21.5-26.6 731 38.0 35.2-41.0 167 9.4 7.8-11.3 135 5.7 4.6- 7.0 482 22.9 20.6-25.4
Area L 553 109 20.1 16.4-24.3 215 38.1 33.5-43.0 41 8.0 5.6-11.4 42 8.5 6.1-11.8 146 25.3 21.4-29.7
Eastern 1,761 402 24.4 22.1-27.0 668 36.0 33.4-38.7 125 7.2 5.9- 8.8 135 7.8 6.4- 9.5 431 24.6 22.2-27.1

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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